TrustLine was created by the California Legislature to give parents an important tool to use when selecting a caregiver for their children. All child care providers listed with TrustLine have submitted their fingerprints to the California Department of Justice and have no disqualifying criminal convictions in California.

In addition, some but not all child care providers listed with TrustLine have also received a clearance from an FBI criminal record check.

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Benefits of TrustLine

When it comes to entrusting children to a nanny or babysitter, parents know they must select a caregiver very carefully. Until now, parents interviewed, checked references and evaluated the provider's character using their own best judgment. Now there is additional help...

TrustLine is a powerful resource if you want to hire a nanny or license-exempt child care provider. But it is still your responsibility to make certain that a caregiver is cleared by TrustLine. You should also call TrustLine from time to time to see that the provider is still in good standing. Nannies and babysitters placed through an employment agency must be listed on the TrustLine registry or be a current applicant.

TrustLine Registry

Uses the California Criminal History System to check the fingerprints of applicants, Examines California's Child Abuse Central Index for substantiated child abuse reports, Has access to the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) criminal history records, The California Department of Justice updates to ensure the continued eligibility status of a registrant, Verifies an applicant's California driver license or identification, out of state identification or alien registration card, and Employment agencies are required to use.

Other Trustline resources

TrustLine Web Application Training Webinar Video  - This webinar is for those who will be using the TrustLine Web Application. 
TrustLine Web Application Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
TrustLine Web Application Reimbursement Options
TrustLine Web Application User Manual
TrustLine Web App SPOC List